Thursday, February 26, 2009

then & now

today is scotty boys nine month birthday! i am so happy that i got to play with him all day rather than give birth to him all day like i did nine months ago. as miraculous as that day was i MUCH prefer this side of things!


since scott is getting so old and mature i decided to give him his first haircut. i thought this photo did a good job of showing how cute he is with his new do. i almost posted some past photos of his mullet but i didn't want to be mean to the poor kid. (besides, i think his mullet would reflect our poor parenting styles above anything else.) as you can see he is happy to be free of that gross neck hair.
there has been one big damper to scott's nine month birthday however...
we took him to urgent care last night because he was so very sick. the doctors found that he has an ear infection. luckily he's on medication now but he still had a few of these sad moments today.

on a happier note- i never got a chance to post pics from the big winter gala we had last weekend with james' school. i have to say, i was impressed with how nice and FUN the whole event actually was. it felt more like prom to me than my own prom (okay, so maybe that's because i didn't go to my senior prom...) but still, it was a lot of fun!
here we are having the traditional group photo with some of our closest friends.
(L-R) jason & emily crofts, james & me, kelly & andy mueting, luke & ashley webb, shalise & devin kearns, doug & rachael cook, and tyler & jamie hansen

and here's a fun little picture of james and i all decked out for the event. and it has to be said that james and i danced together for the first time this night (aside from the many country dancing moments that go on in our kitchen... more regularly than either one of us cares to admit).
and for the record i MUCH preferred going to this prom with my cute and amazing husband than my senior prom with some random seventeen year old wearing way too much cologne. i loved that we could go pick up our son together when it was all done and then go home together and say goodnight to each other as we fell asleep next to each other in the same bed. this could partially be attributed to the fact that i had a serious phobia of doorstep scenes when i was in high school, but nevertheless, if i had to sit at home alone on that senior prom night so many years ago in order to deserve this night with james... it was completely worth it.

8 comments:

Ryan & Amanda said...

You guys look great! That sounds like a lot of fun. It is crazy how fast time flies with kids! I hope Scotty gets feeling better really soon, he sure is cute!

Devin & Shalise said...

Oh Poor Scotty! I hope he starts feeling better, what a bummer. His haircut looks SO CUTE!! We had a blast with you guys at the Gala... I must agree it was much better than prom!

Christia said...

Oh man! You are so cute Natalie! I'm glad you had fun at the gala! :) Scott is a doll, and I'm afraid Julian's getting a mullet!

marta said...

nata,
i'm catching up on your blog and am loving your little scott. what a dollface. i can't believe how darling he is. what a cute mom you are. i absolutely love the brunette hair too. looks like you guys are making the most of being in iowa. miss you..

Ty and Jenn said...

I love his new haircut! I fell like I never see you since you are in primary. I am sure the kids love you guys as teachers. Have you played any more musical chairs?...haha

Becca said...

Nat-little Scotty still reminds me so much of Luke at that age! He is such a cute little guy, hopefully his ears feel better soon! So guess who bought a house in my ward? Julianna! Crazy.

maryirene said...

ok, that last line was so sweet. it was all worth it for sure! how romantic! isn't love great!

Hinton Family said...

So so so fun! I want to get all dressed up and dance with my hubby. I am so glad you guys got a great night out on the town!